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Is inflation making your savings account pointless?

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The consumer price index, a government measure of inflation, has gone up more than 6% in the 12-month period ending in October. That means everything is 6% more …

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The December Costco Coupon Book is here!

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The holidays are near, and the December 2021 Costco Ad is here. It’s like Christmas morning for Costco members! The monthly coupon book is filled with appliances, electronics, cookware, …

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Snow days are nearly here! What to do with your restless kids

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Snow days can be a lot of fun! Playing in the snow is always a blast, but when that activity runs out, then what?  When it …

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Great gifts for under $100

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Happy holidays! If you’re looking for something special for that special someone, I’ve found a broad range of gifts under $100 to suit every taste. From …

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The pros & cons of zero-interest credit cards

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Using a no-interest credit card can be a smart financial move if it’s judiciously used for brief periods of time. Paying the account balance in full …

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These cranberry Jell-O shots are perfect for your holiday parties

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Let’s face it: It’s been a rough year. As the holiday season approaches, some of us are struggling to get in the spirit and find much …

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Should you refinance your auto loan or trade in your car for a new one?

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Can you get auto loans after bankruptcy?

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States where homeowners are slammed with the highest property taxes

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How much you end up paying  in property taxes can vary significantly depending on a variety of factors — from how much your home is worth …

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28 cool dog toys for your favorite pup

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So, you just brought Fido home. No matter if Fido is a 5-pound Chihuahua or an 80-pound Doberman, your precious new furbaby is probably going to …

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19 classic family movies that you won’t hate

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When it comes to bonding with my son, few experiences have measured up to watching a great movie with him. If we both feel the same …

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7 common reverse mortgage scams to avoid

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What is NFT minting?

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You’ve probably heard of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs — and you may have heard that some of them are selling for big bucks. Still, NFTs are …

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Should you take out a personal loan to pay off credit cards?

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People talk all day long about their workouts, favorite apps and their love lives, but bring up the subject of money, especially credit card debt, and …

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Should you ever use your 401(k) to pay down debt?

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You have debt. But you’ve also got a stash of cash in your 401(k). If you’re feeling overwhelmed by high-interest credit card balances, a student loan, and/or …

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These ‘Grinch’ cupcakes are so cute they’ll make your heart grow 3 sizes

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The Grinch might not like Christmas, but Christmas sure loves him. The latest Grinch-themed hit at your holiday table could be these ultra-cute Grinch cupcakes. The recipe, by Tastemade, decorates regular-old vanilla cupcakes — dyed …

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This huge state has the most US fatalities due to drowsy drivers

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Drowsy-driving accidents killed 7,392 people between 2010 and 2018. The number of people killed nationally in these accidents has fallen by 8% since 2010, despite increases …

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How employers can help veterans become financially stable

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Though it’s historically been an under-leveraged segment of the workforce, savvy business leaders are increasingly recognizing the critical role that veteran talent can play in executing their talent …

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Here’s what do with all that leftover turkey!

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These recipes for turkey leftovers are varied, unique and definitely tasty! The truth is, I’ve done sort of a sad job of offering leftover turkey recipes …

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America’s absolute best tourist destinations

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The United States is a massive country with a vast array of cultures, ecosystems, and historical landmarks. With so much happening in such a large country, …

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Budgeting for a new dog

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Adopting a new dog can be one of life’s more memorable days. Whether the pup is a big fluff ball or tiny tail wagger, a dog …

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30 dog beds that are completely over the top

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Ah, dogs. Humans love their perfect little prince or princess pooch, but have you ever thought about buying them an actual throne? What about a mattress …

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Parents! Don’t miss these cash-back savings on holiday shopping

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Parents, we know how expensive the holiday season can be. If you’re struggling to shop for the kids, the cousins, the family, the teachers, the grandparents …

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6 simple ways to reduce your mortgage payment

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  It’s often said that your mortgage payment should be no more than 28% of your gross monthly pay. A really conservative take is that your …

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The one where we redesign Monica’s bathroom

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“You know, if you move your hamper you can see the color the tile used to be!” Joey Tribbiani from Friends may not know much, but …

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Just in time for the holidays! Road trip games everyone will love

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Family road trips are so fun, and it’s fantastic to hit the road and check out the scenery as you go, but if you’re going on …

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This ramen soup recipe is perfect for your leftover Thanksgiving turkey

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While Thanksgiving dinner is a favorite meal for many, sometimes it’s actually the thought of having leftovers that is even more exciting. Whether your favorite Thanksgiving leftovers are the sides …

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Are your work habits sabotaging your career?

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  My dad has always been a runner. So, when I graduated from college determined to bump up my own fitness, I took up running. Because in …

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What is passive income & how can it work for you?

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Passive income can be another form of side hustle income, except you don’t have to trade your time for it. Wait, what? My wife and I …

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24 crucial facts about retirement savings in the US

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What will retirement savings look like in a post-pandemic environment?  The financial effects of COVID-19 have been widespread and varied. In 2020, there were high unemployment …

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This is the state with the biggest gambling addiction in the US

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The increase in online gambling options and the COVID-19 pandemic have created the perfect storm for gambling addiction. The Mayo Clinic and other organizations are still …

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Priceless life lessons from the world’s wittiest people

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Life is tougher than usual for many of us these days, so why not lighten things up a bit with the cunning words of some of …

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18 breathtaking American islands to add to your bucket list

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Is an island paradise calling your name? If so, consider sticking close to home with a number of exciting U.S. islands scattered across the country and …

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10 personal finance basics

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Despite how important money is in life, personal finance know-how — or “financial literacy” — is not typically taught in schools, or necessarily by parents. Unfortunately, a …

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Affordable holiday gifts that women actually want

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The act of giving gifts is easy (and fun!), but actually shopping for those gifts can be hard. Every year, you make it your mission to …

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Need a last-minute Thanksgiving dessert? Try these

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It happens. You burn the pies or your designated dessert person forgets their holiday duties. But what do you do when you find yourself without a …

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50 ways to avoid sneaky Black Friday scams

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The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year for scammers. With this in mind, all eyes should be on Black Friday. According to Adobe Analytics’ …

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Perfect beach resorts for a fall or winter getaway

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You don’t have to leave the country to experience an amazing beach vacation. From New England and Florida to the West Coast and Hawaii, some of …

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The 12 things you should absolutely, positively not buy on Black Friday

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There’s a right and wrong way to do Black Friday. Just because Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year doesn’t mean that you …

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Here’s why you really don’t want a DUI during the holidays

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Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a mistake you don’t want to make. Even if the police arrest you before you get in …

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9 budgeting tips for lazy people

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When it comes to budgeting, you may be feeling a bit lost. Saving is a good habit that enables you to create a good balance. Managing money …

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Buying a new home? Don’t skip these important questions

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Buying a home is one of the largest and most impactful investments you’ll ever make.  Luckily, it’s also one of the safest investments you can make. …

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The dos & don’ts of using social media for investing tips

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Social media has become an important new source for many people, including for investors looking for ideas to guide their strategy. That said, social media users …

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals you won’t want to miss

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It’s that time again, where retailers big and small toss their sales into the Holiday shopping ring. My favorite categories over this big sale weekend are …

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How to save big with senior discounts

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You don’t have to be an octogenarian to enjoy senior discounts. In fact, you can often start cashing in well before retirement age–often as young as 55 …

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How to choose the best rewards credit cards

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How to reverse the effects of trauma on your brain

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Trauma can disrupt the cohesion between the three parts of your brain. Reflect on how each of your three brains responds in different situations and use …

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The most dangerous holiday for drivers may surprise you

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Ahead of the holiday season, drivers on the country’s roads should be wary of the dangers of travel. ValuePenguin analyzed data from the National Highway Traffic …

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‘Stuffing butter’ is the condiment your Thanksgiving table needs this year

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Making compound butter is one of my favorite ways to fancify a meal. And with the holidays coming, we’ve got a few fancy meals to plan. …

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The one small town worth visiting in every state

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When it comes time to pick your next travel destination, some of the more common cities might top your list. New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, …